Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

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At Salve Regina, international students are deeply valued

International students choose Salve Regina University for the same reasons US students do: great teaching, a great location, and great activities.At Salve Regina, small classes ensure a superior classroom experience and close faculty interaction. We empower students to explore a diverse range of academic offerings with internships, research and study abroad opportunities, and combined bachelor’s/master’sdegrees like our five-year BS/MBA or 3+3 Engineering partnership with Washington University in St. Louis.

Our distinguished faculty have teaching, research, and practical experience in a variety of academic fields. Add subject tutoring, personalized advising, a writing center, and English language support, and it’s easy to see why Salve is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.”

Living in Newport
Campus visitors comment on the ocean views and landscaped buildings,but any conversation about Salve hasto include Newport, the region’s top tourist destination. The city’s attractions—and there are many—are all close by. Students enjoy sailing, bird watching, and hiking the six-kilometer Cliff Walk. There are museums, art galleries, theaters, shops, and 40+ restaurants along Newport Harbor.

Of course, you don’t have to leave campus to have fun. Salve is a vibrant university where student organizations flourish. Make use of the gymnasium, fitness center, and playing fields; learn photography; or participate in community service. We have everything from Model UN and Mad Batter bakers to WSRU radio, the International Students Club, and SRYou Exposition—a day dedicated to showcasing student research and class projects. 

Welcoming students worldwide
Our international community represents more than 20 countries from five continents. Come join us. In the words of University president Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong, “International students are deeply valued. We learn as much from them as they learn from us—maybe more.”

International student friendly
You are welcome here. We waive the application fee for international students and offer several international-friendly benefits:
• Free airport pickup for international student orientation
• Guaranteed on-campus housing and no charge for housing during semester breaks
• Generous advanced standing credit for IB and AP test scores
• International merit scholarships based on admission credentials
• Free English language support and English conversation partners
• Dedicated international advisor to assist with immigration, visas, and cultural adjustment
• Free bicycles on campus for student use
• A support team of international student mentors
• Free bus transportation around Newport and throughout Rhode Island 


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Ranked #31 among “Best Regional Colleges in the North” with recognition for Undergraduate Teaching, Social Mobility, and Best Value | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #18 “Most Transformative College” | Money magazine

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Named one of the “50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America” | Conde Nast Traveler

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Ranked in the top 8% nationally for long-term return on investment | Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce

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Named a 2021 “Hidden Gem” college | College Raptor


The Salve Regina campus sits on seven 19th-century estates overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, a historic seaport community less than two hours from Boston that’s known for world-class sailing, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Gilded Age mansions, and iconic summer music festivals.

Salve Regina At A Glance

Type of School: Independent, coeducational four-year university accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Size of Campus: 80 acres (32 hectares) with 51 buildings and an arboretum overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Number of Students: 2,100 undergraduate and 600 graduate students

Number of Faculty: 132 faculty members; 13:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, programs, and degrees: More than 40 areas of study and combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees; international students can be found in every program, but the most popular are:
• Biology
• Business (including five-year MBA)
• Chemistry
• Engineering (3+2 dual degree)
• Environmental Studies
• Global Business & Economics
• Global Studies
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Undeclared/Exploratory 

Geographic Diversity: Students coming from across the United States and 20 countries; 2% international

International Student Services: Dedicated advisor to assist with immigration, visas, and cultural adjustment; international orientation; a support team of international student mentors; English language support; international students club; visit

International Student Budget: $58,330 total for tuition, fees, and room and board for 2020–2021 academic year; visit

Financial Aid: International students are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Awards average from $12,000–$26,000, with a limited number of scholarships covering full tuition. Need-based financial aid is not available to international students. 

Test Score Requirements: SAT/ACT optional; TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo required for non-native English speakers; visit

Application Deadlines and Fees: Salve is a member of the Common Application, and the application fee is waived for international students.

September admission
• November 1: Early Decision, Early Action I, and Nursing
• January 5: Early Action II
• February 1: Regular Decision 

January admission
• December 1: Regular Decision

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Being able to take a walk by the ocean between classes and have lectures in historic mansions is something unique that only Salve can offer.”

    • Tyra Bobic ’22, Germany
  • “Everyone at Salve Regina is helpful and willing to go the extra mile for you to succeed. It’s extremely tough to have a bad day at Salve.”

    • Griffin Leonard ’23, Canada
  • “The availability of professors and ongoing support from the staff is reassuring. The opportunities are endless at Salve, and I aim to achieve a lot.”

    • Donnie Aikins ’23, United Kingdom
      Mathematics with Music and Data Analytics minors